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Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 2:09pm On Oct 20, 2014
In this thread,i will be detailing my work in progress of the homebuilt rc airplane that am currently working on.

Although i had wanted to build this plane,i had started off as soon as the last material i was waiting on arrived. In my possesion,i had a Tx, Rx,servos,gyros,brushless motor,Esc and a lipo. But i hadn't a foamy.
I finally got one,so that started me into the design.
Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 2:16pm On Oct 20, 2014
I have in mind to build an aircraft weighing not more than 900 or 1000 grammes. To achieve that,i have to take it easy on the way i choose my material.
I choosed to work with aluminuim,vero boarm,as these are very strong and light weight.

My design would be hinged on designing and building a chasis,designing the main wing,designing the rear wing and rudder. Then joining these three pieces together. The front landing gear(tyre) would sit on the chasis,but not so with the rear landing gear.

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Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Fash20: 11:02pm On Oct 20, 2014
I tried to build a simple (not remote controlled) plane few days ago but it refuses to fly though I made the propeller myself so I'm thinking maybe the pro. Is not efficient enough . Ride on I'm following
Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by leonard509(m): 9:11am On Oct 21, 2014
If i no follow this thread, who go follow?.









2nd to follow. Lol,



carry on ma brother
Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 11:19am On Oct 21, 2014
Below is the chasis.

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Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 11:32am On Oct 21, 2014
Below i am weighing the chasis. It weighs 80grammes. Although abit on the high side,it is much as i could shrink it. Anything further would compromise the structural strength of the chasis.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 12:03pm On Oct 21, 2014
Now on to the landing gears. I used a bathroom slipper(rubber slipper) for making my landing gears since the are soft and could provide a shock absorber effect. This will come handy when making landings.
I started with a Gino tomato tin,cut it with a scissors so its edges are sharp enough to cut through the rubber slipper.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 12:09pm On Oct 21, 2014
Taping lightly around the edges of the tin with a hammer.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 12:10pm On Oct 21, 2014
After that,the whole setup is flipped over,and the taping resumes,but this time from a different side.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Fash20: 1:59pm On Oct 21, 2014
I'm following you bumper to bumper
Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 2:12pm On Oct 21, 2014
Fash20:
I'm following you bumper to bumper


Lol... Hope u guys will give me some breathing space cool
Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 2:15pm On Oct 21, 2014
It continues gradually,untill the tin eats through the rubber slipper.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 2:16pm On Oct 21, 2014
The sequence is reapeted twice more,to get the three required landing gears.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 2:22pm On Oct 21, 2014
Next is to measure the diameters at 180 degrees,then divide it to get the radius (centre). It is from this radius that i place my pair of dividiers,then scribed out a circle that has exactly the same radius as the black cylindrical metal pipe which i shall be using shortly soon,to create a hole in the middle of the landing gears. These holes are where their bearings would sit.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 2:40pm On Oct 21, 2014
Here,i am using the black cylindrical pipe to create a hole in the middle of the landing gear. This is done by slightly taping the end of the pipe with a hammer. I had had to sharpen the edges of the pipe,so it could easily cut through like a knife.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 2:48pm On Oct 21, 2014
Here's the landing gear. Lying beside the landing gears are the three bearings that would sit into the middle of the tyres.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 2:51pm On Oct 21, 2014
The pix below shows the bearings,installed.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 2:55pm On Oct 21, 2014
I weighed the setup. It was weighing around 45gramms. Not much of some weight..
For an airplane that would have a weight of not more than 900gramms,a landing gear weighing 45 grammes isn't a problem. The problem was the strength of the landing gears. But as long as i was concerned,their strenght was superb.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 3:01pm On Oct 21, 2014
It was time to install the landing gears on to the chasis.
The best method would've been to use some screw and nut to install it. But unfortunately,the circle in the middle of the bearing is too big and wide that it would swallow up any screw.
So it sure needed some little modification.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 3:04pm On Oct 21, 2014
To make that mod,i would need two washers,with a circumfrence slightly larger than the middle of the bearing..
So i made them.... I ran out of aluminuim,so i switched to using a vero board.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 3:06pm On Oct 21, 2014
Then i needed a screw and that little piece you see in the picture.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 3:07pm On Oct 21, 2014
Subsequently,in goes one of the washers,into the screw.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 3:08pm On Oct 21, 2014
Followed by the little black piece.

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Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 3:10pm On Oct 21, 2014
The screw then goes into the middile of the bearing.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 3:11pm On Oct 21, 2014
Here's the other side.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 3:14pm On Oct 21, 2014
The next washer comes in.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 3:19pm On Oct 21, 2014
I slipped in another cylindrical plastic which i cut from somewhere. I am using it here as a spacer.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 3:21pm On Oct 21, 2014
Next is to fix the landing gear in to a hole made for it in the chasis.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 3:22pm On Oct 21, 2014
Here's the front landing gear installed.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 10:20am On Oct 22, 2014
I proceeded to building the elevator.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 10:34am On Oct 22, 2014
Here's the elevator,with the hinges installed.

Re: Homebuilt Radio Control Airplane by Pakingzzz(m): 10:36am On Oct 22, 2014
Here's the rear wing,and thats how the elevator will sit.

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